Many nights out for festivals and talks

July 9, 2008

Last Thursday night I had dinner with my friends Jen and Mez and their kids Matilda and Otto (and others) which was really nice. They are friends from Brisbane who now live in Edinburgh but were down in London visiting family and friends. Matilda has recently finished her first year of school (I remember when Jen and Mez got together and when Jen told me she was pregnant with Matilda) – wow how time flies. Paul and I got lots of cuddles from the very boisterous, two-year-old Otto which was very cute (even though he stank of beer after knocking over Jen’s cousin’s beer all over himself and Jen)!

Saturday afternoon and evening was spent around Soho at Pride and Sunday was spent at home – it was rainy and depressing. Paul and I played three games of Magic and I lost all of them! Boo hoo.

On Monday night Paul and I went to Craft Night at the Notting Hill Arts Club with Bella (from my work). We made spectacles which was a lot of fun and I didn’t win a prize but my fabulous sun/rain spectacles did get a mention from the judge! Hopefully I’ll get Bella’s photos from her soon.

On Tuesday night I went to the ICA with Helen, Jess and Lucy to see the French documentary Her Name is Sabine. It was made by a French actress about her sister with autism. It was very good and Jess and I cried a lot. They had footage of Sabine in her teens and twenties and she was so vibrant and articulate and then to see her so withdrawn, years later, after years in an institution was very sad.

Tonight, Wednesday, Paul and I are going to a talk at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre as part of the Hayward Gallery’s 40th birthday celebrations. Speakers include Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Dennis Crompton.

On Saturday morning the ICA is having a members’ morning so I’ll probably go along and have a look at the new exhibition with a bunch of other members before the general public come in!

On Saturday night I’m going to another talk at the Southbank Centre (they are currently hosting the London Literature Festival) by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie and on Monday night I might go see a film about Christianity and homosexuality – I think it’s about a bunch of gay Christians and I’m worried that I might just spend the whole time thinking ‘why don’t these people just leave Christianity – they’d be much better off?’ After the film there’s a talk between Ian McKellen and a gay bishop.

I have been reading the Science-based Medicine blog recently. It’s really good. And Paul has started blogging again recently too!

Tuesday night is the feminist book club and I’m less than halfway through the book for it. Better get reading!

I’m a bad friend (well not really)

April 22, 2008

I just realised that in my blog roll (right down the bottom of the second column of this blog) I haven’t included the blogs of my good friends Janette or Monica! Well that has now been fixed and Leap_frog_J and Little Warthog are now there with all the other blogs and sites I like!

I'm a bad friend (well not really)

April 22, 2008

I just realised that in my blog roll (right down the bottom of the second column of this blog) I haven’t included the blogs of my good friends Janette or Monica! Well that has now been fixed and Leap_frog_J and Little Warthog are now there with all the other blogs and sites I like!

Yay for podcasts

February 20, 2008

Since getting an ipod for Christmas (thanks Paul!) I have been downloading and listening to podcasts – lots about poetry, some about science and news and politics and art. Lately I’ve been listening to the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and some podcasts about avant garde poetry from UbuWeb. They’re really interesting and informative. I’ve listened to interviews with authors (Jeanette Winterson, Philip Pullman) and a debate between Richard Dawkins and some Christian guy – I definitely sided with Richard Dawkins. So instead of reading books, to and from work on the tube, lately I’ve also been listening to/watching podcasts. It’s pretty cool.

I also wanted to include a picture of Patrick Wolf and his sexy unicorn tattoo. Patrick makes lovely music (like the Magic Position) and looks quite lovely and I like his tattoo (not sure if it’s real – I think it looks real).

Yay for Flickr

August 14, 2007

I have finally paid some money and upgraded my Flickr account. The free account was good for a while, but once I reached the maximum limit of photos it was no fun anymore!

I have been going crazy adding photos and putting them into sets.

So check out my photos.

cool things

July 20, 2007

Paul sent me a couple of cool links recently:

A sewing cafe in Berlin

And the Cool hunter. I especially like the books section but am yet to really explore the site.

Our friend Scotty, who lives in Berlin is coming to town this weekend and I think he is staying with us on Saturday night.

And my friend Cherie is also in town for the weekend so it will be nice to catch up with her and a couple of others I know through her. Should be good.

Paul and I are thinking of going to see some installations by Antony Gormley tonight at the Haywood Gallery on the South Bank.

Lovely clothes and things online

May 8, 2007

I have just found some lovely clothes for sale online at Dollydagger.
Giant Hearts Hair Clip
I would like to buy some of these one day.
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Everybody dance now, lost cities and bloody Adbusters!

April 18, 2007

I have had the sorest legs since Monday when I went to the gym with Paul. We worked on our legs (doing stretches and weights) and I did a heap of lunges that really worked my poor leg muscles! I made sure I went for a little walk up to the shops yesterday to get my legs moving but it sure hurt (especially going down stairs and there are four stairs in our flat so every time I go down to the lounge and kitchen it HURTS). I had planned on going to the gym today and I should go and at least do something – my membership problems have been sorted so they shouldn’t stop me going in!
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Is this guy for real?

March 22, 2007

I can’t get enough of Daxflame!

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Films online

March 16, 2007

I just watched a cool and funny film about the Apple iRack.

Paul sent me a link to a cute film of cats and another one about a crow and a cat who are friends from a website that looks like it has lots of embedded films from Youtube and after you watch one, you press the stumble button and it takes you to another film.